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UA climatologist hopeful monsoon will arrive in early July

Precipitation shortfalls over the last year has exasperated drought in the region.

Arizona lawmakers advance $100M fire fund in special session

Wednesday's committee votes came after hearing dire warnings from state wildfire officials.

Heat wave grips US West amid fear of a new, hotter normal

It's raising concerns that such extreme weather could become the new normal amid a decades-long drought.

Beat the heat at a cooling center

City, private groups offer cooling locations.

Electric grid holding up as temperatures soar

Utility urges customers to time appliance use carefully.

Crews make steady gains on wildfire in rural Arizona

Despite progress, several communities are still being told to be ready in case of evacuation.

Governor tours Arizona fires, calls for special session

Ducey wants the Legislature to approve extra money to ensure that firefighters have the resources they need

Key reservoir on Colorado River expected to match record low

Dropping surface level at Lake Mead continues to drop

Rural Arizona residents wait as wildfire spreads uncontained

The so-called Telegraph Fire, straddling two counties, has burned 112 square miles and was at zero containment Tuesday

Arizona wildfires prompt evacuation orders, advisory notices

Evacuations were ordered for areas on the San Carlos Apache Reservation and residents of Superior were advised to prepare for possible evacuation

"Good Food Finder" wants to build roots between growers and consumers.

Also on Arizona Spotlight: Visit a place in the desert with more than a century of aviation history; current Tucson Museum of Art exhibition "4 x 4" celebrates Willie J. Bonner; more entries by 5th graders from The NPR Student Podcast Challenge.

TEP brings new renewable energy solar system online this month

With the addition of two new energy systems about 26% of TEP's power will be from renewable sources.

UA ready to have all purchased renewable power in May

The university says the move will cut greenhouse gases by a third and save millions in the long run.

White House announces group to address drought in the West

The interagency group will work with federal, state, local and tribal governments to tackle the water shortages.

When water is scarce, some researchers go underground to find out why

The amount of moisture held in the ground can play a big role in how much water makes it down to rivers and reservoirs.

New coalition pushes for Arizona to shift to clean energy by 2050

Dozens of businesses, cities and organizations have joined the effort to reduce carbon emissions.

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